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it and forget it >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the story i'm falling out of washington. tax-free shopping on the internet could be over under a bill making its way through the senate. the bill would require online retailer to collect data local taxes for purchases made over the internet. the sales taxes would be sent to the state where the shopper lives. >> under current law, states can only record store to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state. as a result, many on-line cells essentially tax-free. even though you are supposed to declare those items on your state tax returns and pay the sales tax. very few americans do. the senate voted 74 to 20 as today to take up the bill. with the level of support, the senate to pass the bill as early as this week. >> >> we will take a break is 511 back with more in a moment. when we come back we will the full text of forecast. here's a look at san jose. the ride on 101 looking okay. temperatures outsider pretty good. 54 in san jose looking for near a [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf..
legislators to support a tobacco tax increase. the county stated that this was its intent in its federal application. a new analysis of state government workers shows that 75 retired executives are working for the state. this despite the governor's order to remove all but the most critical retireys from the workforce. the retireys are earning between $45 to $75 an hour even as they're drawing their pensions. >> all three major bay area airports today say flights are running smoothly, the first day of the furloughs. there are what they call random delays on the east coast, but there was no way of telling if they were relate today staffing cut backs. air traffic controllers are set to be furloughed one day every other week. a legal challenge to the furloughs brought by pilots and an airline group is working its way through the courts. >>> it will be time to close the curtains for good after tonight's movie showings at an east bay movie house. >> reporter: ken, we're live in front of the theater tonight. we have been here for a few hours. those wanting to save the dome have collected signat
and their office is now empty. three former employees were arraigned for income tax fraud and money non-- money laundering. >> they are a group people that come to the united states after a military duty in israel and do this type of business and it is not isolated to our county, it is something that happens across the united states. >> this case is scheduled to go to trial in june and as for the five who skipped town the d.a. will issue a warrant for their arrest. >> the postal service has dealt a blow to berkeley neighbors fighting to keep a historic post office open saying they have oh kid the sale of the berkeley post office building. city leaders say the 99-year-old building has historic significance and should be preserved and the post office said they will open a new post office as close to the country site as possible part of the effort by the post office to generate revenue. opponents have 15 days to appeal. >> the warriors face the nuggets in denver tonight in game two in the playoff sears. they almost pulled out a win saturday night but miller was able to make the game-winning basket
overwhelmingly to take up a bill that could impose sales tax on all internet sales. today's vote clears the way for debate and attempts later this week. it would then go to the house of representatives. the bill would exempt online retailers with less than a million a year in sales. >>> protesters in san francisco used the annual environmental event as a call to arms. [ drums beating ] >> at the epa's regional headquarters, a diversion crowd of demonstrators spoke out against a variety of problems. they criticized the investigation into last summer's richmond refinery fire and also protested against hydraulic fracking for natural gas. >> we're here to ask the epa to stop the expansion of the toxic wasteland filling our town. >> these people are really frustrated. many of them low-income minority folks from the bay area that feel like there's too much pollution in the neighborhoods. >> the protesters then marched to the state department offices where they stepped up their protests to civil disobedience. the epa administrator said 40 years after the first earth day, the planet is still hurting,
are following breaking news in the kron4 news. a major explosion at waco taxes at a plant. a massive plume of grace smoke. there is said to be multiple injuries and multiple homes and a middle school are on fire right now. firefighters battling at least 110 structure fires--tenn.. we will have much more on kron 4 news at 8. now has matt situation in several fires. i'm gabe slate, kron4 news. >> take a very close look; i'll leave the video up for a bit. if you notice there are two people and man and a woman both have syringes in their hands as for what is in the two syringes, well i'm not an expert all i know is that what i'm showing you they are under this bridge in the town of el sobrante just off san pablo man road what brought me here was this porta potty, one of the only one's i have seen with a notice that it's under 24 hour survalliance this pota potty is located right behind the el sobrante library located on appian way nestled right next to san pablo creek a watershed the portable toilet was placed there because people were going down to the creek and using it as a public restroom
like they are already getting money from taxes. they charge you for everything in the world. i think it's an added cost that is not necessary. >> they are messy. people throw them everywhere. they do plug stuff up. i would like it to be a little cleaner for my grand kids as they grow up. >> californian's reuse about 20 billion plastic bags every year. today some stores will hand out their bags for free. you keep your bags in the trunk and forget them so i ask people on facebook a very funny conversation going on about where people keep their bags. how they remember to bring their bags. >> after going in and having to pay because they are in the car i'm going to start remembering them now. >> right. maybe there is the incentive. >>> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at what we have now. we have a new crash in san francisco i want to mention. northbound 101 near the 280 interchange. one car hit the wall there. it's causing slow traffic coming up from near candle stick. let's go out and take a look at commute at the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound. you can see traffic is moving a
morning. >> getting the latest on the taxes fertilizer plant explosion. >> the blast destroyed dozens of homes and apartment buildings. a school, a nursing home as well were damaged severely in some instances. search and rescue teams have been sifting the rubble ever since the plant exploded. at least 35 people are confirmed dead including 10 first responders. >> take a listen. with a heavy heart i can confirm 12 individuals have been recovered from the fertilizer plant explosion. the deceased had been taken to the dallas forensic center for proper identification. to date there have been approximately 200 reported injuries. 150 buildings have been cleared. 50 homes have been destroyed. 25 homes still yet to be cleared. >> authorities say there is no indication that the blast was anything other than the industrial accident sparked by fire. the company in charge of the plan has been cited for apparently minor safety violations of the past decade. clearly an investigation into the recent incident will be ongoing. a picture of the fbi in boston of the one to suspect. secretary of state jo
the latest with the tax out of boston. if three people, including a 8 year-old child, have died. nearly 150 have been injured. a press conference is happening in about 30 minutes from now, which will carry that live for you. >> back here in the bay area, law-enforcement officials are stepping up patrols. if you can expect to see added patrols on bart this morning. >> one bay area resident was injured at the bombing in boston. he is a 12 year-old from martinez. kron4 will tran is a live from the boy's school with an update this morning. >> we will be right back.
price dropped 11 cents over the last two weeks. >>> the senate could allow states to tax internet purchases adding $11 billion to state coffers and wall street gets back to work after the dow's worst weekly decline since june. back to you. >> mary, thanks. >>> in great britain, the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton appeared in public on sunday with her pregnancy more evident than ever. she stood in for queen elizabeth at a review of scouts while the queen celebrated her 87th birthday in private. the duchess and prince william are expecting the first child this summer. for those who are on royal baby bump watch -- if you have been living under a rock, did you know. >> when you said her name i perked up and i wanted to see bump. >> she looks beautiful. >> certainly does. >> mr. roker has more on the midwest flooding an the local forecast. >> not a lot of good news for friends in the midwest and winter won't let go. we have a funnel system. behind it a lot of cold air and snow for the upper midwest and the plains. ahead of it, a lot of wet weather. we are looking from sheridan up
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